With the default settings made by the installation of 11.3, I had, upon booting, an ugly screen showing green geko with a bar to show progress. Upon shutdown, there was this really neat screen showing the shut down process transparently on the SUSE splash screen. In the menu.lst file, there were the settings
I wanted to have the boot process show transparently, the process on the splash screen. Possibly even change the underlying screen.
Did that. It does indeed show the details, but the screen in the background is not there anymore. Either in the startup or the shutdown processes. It’s only a black screen with the details in white. I was looking for the SUE bubbles (?) on the blue / green screen with transparent text showing details of boot / shutdown.
Xwindows is not running at startup or shutdown. So fancy graphics are difficult. If you look close in termal mode (press CTRL-ALT-F1 …F7 to return to GUI) you will see a faint graphic in the background. I’m not sure how this is accomplished but maybe it may be possible to substitute a differnt graphic for the background. ??? maybe!
On 2010-08-12 19:06, gogalthorp wrote:
> Xwindows is not running at startup or shutdown. So fancy graphics are
> difficult. If you look close in termal mode (press CTRL-ALT-F1 …F7 to
> return to GUI) you will see a faint graphic in the background. I’m not
> sure how this is accomplished but maybe it may be possible to substitute
> a differnt graphic for the background. ??? maybe!
I have a faint, dark photo in the back of VT-1 only; text prints on top of it. I do not know exactly
how it is done, but it must be using framebuffer.
I know that it disappears with some resolutions (the vga=something parameter in grub).
There are settings in “/etc/sysconfig/console” about the framebuffer. This one is really weird:
for some fonts the console has to be initialized with CONSOLE_MAGIC.
CONSOLE_MAGIC can be empty or have the values “(B”, “)B”, “(K” or “)K”.
Normally not needed (automatically handled by setfont).
No idea what it is for.
In “/etc/sysconfig/bootsplash” there is
and, indeed, in “/etc/bootsplash/themes/openSUSE/images/” are a set of jpg images for different
resolutions, that are indeed what I see on VT-1.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))